Alabama A & M University, Huntsville Normal School, State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, byname Alabama A&M University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Normal, Alabama, U.S., a historically black school. The university comprises the schools of Graduate Studies and Extended Education, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Engineering and Technology. It offers a range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. University College provides services for new students. Research facilities include the Center of Excellence in Nonlinear Optics and Nonlinear Optical Materials, Howard J. Foster Center for Irradiation of Materials, and the Center for Forestry and Ecology. The university is the home of the State Black Archives, Research Center and Museum, which collects materials on African American history and culture. Total enrollment is more than 5,000.